Financial Analyst - Returns and Reverse Logistics

Financial Analyst - Returns and Reverse Logistics

  • Location SAN BRUNO, CA
  • Department Accounting & Finance
  • Team Finance and Corporate Strategy
  • Employment Type -
  • Position -
  • Requisition 817568BR

What you'll do at is seeking a Financial Analyst to support Returns and Reverse Logistics expense areas. The role’s responsibilities include budgeting, forecasting, reporting and analyses in support of operations. This FA will provide impactful guidance on day to day business decisions and company-wide initiatives. You will work with internal partners to understand key supply chain and merchandising strategies to assess operational impact to your key areas of the P&L. This role requires the ability to dive deep into complex data as well as the ability to intelligently deal with ambiguity in order to synthesize information. In addition, the right candidate will possess the aptitude to clearly communicate and adapt key messages to various audiences.


Planning/Reporting/Analysis (60%)
• Support creation of annual operating and overhead budgets
• Support monthly P&L review process by reviewing actual results versus plan, preparing monthly variance reports for business partners and analyzing key performance drivers
• Quantify and articulate risks and opportunities in achieving forecasts and prepare “cause of change” reports
• Develop and maintain cross-functional relationships with key business partners to ensure timely communication and collaboration around business issues and key deliverables
• Review trends to identify, communicate, and take action on opportunities to leverage expense
• Conduct ad-hoc analyses and build financial models to inform strategies, investment recommendations, and new business opportunities

Forecast/Close/Analysis (40%)
• Assist in development of monthly financial forecasts that incorporate current business trends and strategies
• Support creation of ad-hoc forecasts as needed during key periods to provide insights into areas of risk and opportunity and influence business strategies
• Monitor P&L lines during monthly financial close; be able to discuss variances to forecast and plan
• Assist with accrual management during month-end close
• Conduct research as needed during monthly financial close
• Support monthly recapping of results through variance analysis
• Proactively identify, develop and implement enhancements to existing reporting and business processes

Minimum Qualifications

• 3+ years of work experience in operations or an analytical role preferred (e.g. finance, operations, corporate analyst)
• 1+ experience in a role requiring the use of database tools (i.e. SQL) to query, research and troubleshoot issues
• 2+ years of work experience that demonstrates proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook
•Bachelor’s degree required; B.S. in business administration, economics, finance, mathematics preferred

Preferred Qualifications

•Rigorous attention to detail and ability to maintain accuracy of information and meet deadlines with little supervision
•Ability to acquire understanding of and absorb new information rapidly
•Quantitative and analytical skills
•Understanding of accounting principles
•Must have substantial experience with Excel and PowerPoint – Essbase, Hyperion and SAP experience a plus
•Understanding of retail industry preferred
•Previous work experience as a coordinator or analyst, preferably in the finance department

About Walmart

At Walmart, we help people save money so they can live better. This mission serves as the foundation for every decision we make, from responsible sourcing to sustainability—and everything in between. As a Walmart associate, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of retail, tech, merchandising, finance and hundreds of other industries—all while affecting the lives of millions of customers all over the world. Here, your work makes an impact every day. What are you waiting for?

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  • Multiple health plan options
  • Vision & dental plans for you & dependents
  • Associate discounts in-store and online
  • Financial benefits including 401(k), stock purchase plans and more
  • Education assistance for Associate and dependents

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